The streets of Hong Kong are filled with a catalogue of urban artifacts that serve as amenities and destinations for the everyday citizen. In urbanUPLIFT, a selection of these often-forgotten elements of the everyday (street vendors, stalls, pagodas, billboards, newsstands) are mixed up to form an urban furniture at a quite ambiguous scale. Initially, situated within a man-made landscape of natural elements – Kowloon Park, urbanUPLIFT is a transplant of urban elements featuring a garden of artificial green within a park. Passers-by are invited to leave their marks, making urbanUPLIFT a memory collecting-device of Hong Kong.
August to October 2012
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